Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Costumed criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Speedball (Robert Baldwin), residents of Springdale

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: His home and a warehouse in Springdale, Connecticut

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes III#6/5 (July, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: He possessed no superhuman abilities, but he was a versatile technician. He was intelligent enough to invent an inflatable suit that enabled him to become a human bouncing ball.

(Marvel Super-Heroes III#6/5 (fb) - BTS) - Some time ago the inventor of an inflatable suit came to Dr. Benson and asked him to look over his designs before applying for a patent.

(Marvel Super-Heroes III#6/5) - The man used his invention to become the Bouncer and his first crime as a masked criminal was robbing the handbag from Mrs. Cooper. The police tried to stop him, but Speedball came to their aid and made it worse. Bouncer inflated his suit and the impact of Speedball's attack bounced the villain up to the next roof and he escaped. Bouncer started a crime wave in Springdale and he always escaped by bouncing away. Speedball was suspected as his partner after their first encounter, but Robbie Baldwin remembered that some time ago a man came with designs for an inflatable suit to Dr. Benson and found his address in Benson's files. Robbie went to the address and followed the inventor to a warehouse, but Bouncer realized that he had been followed. He captured Robbie, tied him up and hung him at his hands to the warehouse's roof until he had decided what to do with the boy. In front of Robbie he put on his costume and told him about his plan to rob Jemmy's Jewelers. Bouncer left to do his job, but Robbie turned into Speedball and freed himself. Meanwhile Bouncer's robbery was successful and the police seemed helpless until Speedball arrived. The Masked Marvel attacked the Bouncer, tied his foot to a fire-hydrant and gave him some impact which caused Bouncer to bounce up and down like a rubber ball. The police watched the endless bouncing while Bouncer cried for help.

Comments: Created by Steve Ditko, Jo Duffy & Dan Adkins

Profile by Markus Raymond

Bouncer has no known connection to:

Marvel Super-Heroes III#6, p61 (Bouncer main image)
  p64, pan3 (Bouncer without mask)

Last updated: 12/20/05

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